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Tasca M4A1 Grizzly Guardian
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Posted: Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 04:05 PM UTC
Looks like a pretty ambitious project Matt. I'll be looking in on the progress.
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Posted: Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 04:45 PM UTC
Looks like it's off to a good start Matt. Looking forward to seeing more.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 02:44 AM UTC
Oh boy...
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Posted: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 - 04:14 AM UTC
I have but one question:
Why in the world are these final drive covers not masters for a quick fix for all those under-size Dragon kits? You could sign me up for a box-full, I'm just sayin'.....
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Posted: Wednesday, April 02, 2014 - 06:12 AM UTC
Well.... I have visited the UK, had a most excellent time, and plan to go back. I'll just grab a pocket-full when I'm there.
Good point on the Tasca parts, I should have remembered they come in the suspension sets; I'm actually using a pair of them on my Tammy Sherman on another site. Only problem there is that I just used my next-to-last pair. I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for more, or pick up some Formations FDAs.
I've also got a couple pairs of Academy parts, not bad but the sprockets are a little narrow, only fit the diving-board-stiff Academy tracks.
Now my head hurts.
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Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014 - 04:16 AM UTC
Hi Matt. Have to admire the build so far. Very clean and neat scratchbuilding. Its amazing when one has to do so much to build a Sherman today, considering whats available. Wasn´t expecting that. Wouldn`t have commented either, but do so, to offer praise for what looks like the start of something class. Good luck with the build.
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Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014 - 04:33 AM UTC

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I'm not sure how good the Formation FDA's are to be honest, I have never bought any of their resin products, well not yet anyway, but from looking at this picture of their 3 part FDA (with splash guards) they seem to be very nice indeedy, if my changes to the Tasca FDA don't go according to plan then I might hunt down and buy one of these.



It's hard to see the drive housing endplates properly in this picture, but they look about the same as the Tasca parts, the splash guards and bolt plates are nicely done, I think TMD (Tiger Model Designs) also do resin FDA's for Sherman's, so they might have some endplates as well.





That looks like a really nice part, certainly better than trying to get a Dragon part together and not having the final drive housings too high....
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Posted: Friday, April 04, 2014 - 03:45 AM UTC
I WILL look at that, thanks.
I think it's pre-determined that Sherman kits should be well-mixed, for what other reason would it be so easy?
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Posted: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 - 10:50 AM UTC
Maybe it's all because "FDA" can also stand for "Food and Drug Administration"?
I dunno....
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Posted: Monday, April 14, 2014 - 09:36 AM UTC
Wow!!!! Incredible work this your tank.Compliments Sir.Your is an amazing job.
Cheers Luigi
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Posted: Monday, April 14, 2014 - 09:53 AM UTC

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Maybe it's all because "FDA" can also stand for "Food and Drug Administration"?
I dunno....



Medicinal,..or recreational? lol, I don't advocate the use of either to be honest, and certainly not while you've got a sharp knife in your hand.




A glass of a nice California red is about it for me. I'm bad enough enough with sharp knives as is.
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